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Len_Tikular
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« on: November 06, 2011, 14:49:15 pm »

I found this 3d model of a spifire that I would like to carve in 3d onto a plaque about 300x150mm and 20 deep. I'd like a climbing view looking on top of the spitfire.
Can some one help me get started, its a long time since I used cambam so I have to learn all over again,

I have include the model I want to use if someone can help I'd appreciate it very much.

* Spitfire.stl (270.39 KB - downloaded 257 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 13:22:39 pm »

Len----

Not sure how you want the 'climbing view' to be placed on the plaque but I think it would be very hard to get an 3D look using this model since CamBam will want to carve any view at full depth.  For example, if you wanted to have a view looking at the plane from a wing tip, CamBam will try to carve the full length of the wing into the plaque.  You might be able to 'flatten' the model so it has little height and carve it that way but I have never tried that.

Also, you will have issues with any area that would be 'undercut' since the bit tip would not be able to get to those areas.

Others may have done something similar and might have advice on how to approach this.

Don

PS    The spinner area needs to be rivised so that it matches the contour of nose of the fuselage.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 13:31:45 pm »

Thanks Don, praps I'm better to look for a more suitable model. I dont want to carve the whole model, just a relief of an on top view with it climbing from right to left in good old spitfire tradition.

Thanks for your input, hopefully someone has done something similar..

Regards

George
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 21:20:46 pm »

Hi Len_Tikular

The best files for manipulation are *.3ds
You dismantle and move the objects in Blender3D is free.
In CamBam you do:
Select the objects
    Edit --> Transform --> Resize
    Edit --> Transform --> Align
An excellent archive spitfire.3ds you find here:
http://thefree3dmodels.com/stuff/aircraft/supermarine_spitfire/15-1-0-1575

Your file  of mesh is faulty.
Only problem is the joints and rivets see photo attached.

Armando


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 10:33:40 am »

Many thanks Armando, I downloaded the file, all I gotta do now is find out how to cut it!

I use Mach3 to do my carvings.
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